Western Prize is fit from hurdling though will find today's trip short enough on his return to the Flat. He's sure to go close if running anywhere near his official mark but MOHAWK RIDGE looks a safer bet. The latter went close over track and trip earlier this month and should have the measure of recent Wolverhampton runner-up Sherman McCoy. The remainder have a tough task on today's terms unless hurdles winner Iktiview can improve on her previous couple of starts on the Flat.
Western Prize 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 14th of 34, 35l behind Aaim To Prosper (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct '12.
Iktiview 22-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride and pushed along early, chased leaders after 2f, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final 2f, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Fly Solo (10-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Joe The Coat 6-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, post place over 3f out, 9th of 10, 40l behind Man From Seville (8-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Mohawk Ridge 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Bayan Kasirga (8-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Fred Archer (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, outpaced 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 10, 44l behind Fazza (8-10) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Eijaaz (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 22l behind Full Toss (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gd in Jul.
Roc Fort 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led after 4f, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 48l behind Torero (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Sherman McCoy 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, every chance 2f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Perennial (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (5) pol.
Silver Tigress 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway on inside 3f out, never on terms, weakened final 100 yards, 9th of 13, 11l behind Naburn (9-6) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Kathlatino 33-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Seattle Drive (10-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f ladies clm stks (5) gs in Aug.
Madame Blavatsky (FR) 5-2 (9-3) Set steady pace, headed 7f out, chased winner until over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Outlaw Torn (9-11) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.